One of the exciting developments in Intel’s ninth-generation Core Processor Core, known as the S Series, was the company’s decision to release hardware versions with disabled graphics to use each chip chip.
At that time, Intel was criticized for its price: it offered the same processor less graphics for the same unit cost, without reduction. Today, Intel adapts its strategy and assigns these processors F and KF a lower pricing than before.
Almost all ninth-generation Core processors have the corresponding option: the Core i9-9900K has its Core i9-9900KF, the Core i5-9500 a Core i5-9500F. The difference between these two parts is just a question of disabled graphics, which means that the user can not take advantage of Intel QuickSync or a screen.
However, most of these processors are found in systems with discrete graphics cards. At the time of the launch, Intel had awarded the same price to the graphics components, but the retailers eventually sold the K and KF processors at a slightly lower price. Today’s announcement by Intel makes this price difference official.
As mentioned during the first announcement of processors F and KF, what would be the price to pay for Intel integrated graphics? A cynic might suggest that Intel put that value at $ 0 and now increase it to about $ 25 depending on the coin.
Depending on how Intel implements its Gen11 (or Gen12) graphics in future desktop processors, it will be interesting, in case we see more F and KF variants in the future.
Intel says this price change is effective as of today. Since this price change affects its bulk OEM price (priced per 1,000 units), filtering to the end-user may take some time depending on inventory levels at retailers and OEMs, for those who do not have a price difference yet. price